Smoky Mountains Things to Do January 2014
Dec 20, 2013
Special Events in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge
Join us in the Smokies to start your New Year off right with a great winter vacation to recoup from the busy holidays. We have great rates on cabins in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville including a FREE NIGHT when staying 3 nights or longer. There are plenty of events and things to do indoors and out!
January Special Events & Festivals
Gatlinburg Winter Magic – Gatlinburg continues to light the night with hundreds of lights and numerous lighting displays through the end of February!
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Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights – Each Saturday evening in January, you can board a special trolley at Ripley’s Aquarium trolley station to view the Winter Magic lighting displays throughout the city. Rides take place at 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and cost $5 per person. Click here if you’d like to purchase your tickets online.
Smoky Mountain Log & Timber Show – Brand new event at the new Pigeon Forge Events Center. The Smoky Mountain Log & Timber show will bring exhibitors and vendors with the latest cabin living materials, ideas, and technologies to you for three full days. The show is open Friday & Saturday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $8. smokeymountainlogandtimbershow.com
Smoky Mountain RV Show – Teaming up the Smoky Mountain Log & Timber Show is the Knoxville RV Expo! Attend the RV Expo in Pigeon Forge at the Events Center OR at the Sevierville Events Center on Hwy. 66. Come see the largest all indoor RV show in the Southeast and check out the seminars, exhibits, contests and miles of RVs!
Gallery Opening at The Titanic – A new gallery dedicated to survivor "Unsinkable Molly Brown” is opening in Pigeon Forge. Visit Titanic Museum Attraction for exhibit information.
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Fly-Tying Basics – Visit Orvis in Sevierville for a FREE class teaching fly basics. Call (865) 774-4162 or visit online to reach an Orvis Associate for full details.
24th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week - This eight-day, award winning and FREE event is filled with classes, lectures, workshops and daily hikes into Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Come see and experience the wonderful world of the Smokies! Click here for classes, hikes and appearing experts.
Tennessee Winter Special Olympics – Opening ceremonies take place at W.L. Mills Auditorium in downtown Gatlinburg and competitions commence at Ober Gatlinburg. Events include Alpine Skiing, Speed Skating and Snowboarding in beginner to advanced categories. The traditional lighting of the Special Olympics flame will take place at 9 a.m. Monday at Ober Gatlinburg.
Titanic Museum Attraction “Dine & Dive Excursion” – Limited seating is available for this year’s Dine & Dive at the Titanic. Your excursion includes a tour of the museum, a First Class dinner, and a personal greeting with excursion leader and Titanic historian, John Joslyn. Tickets are $45 per person and can be reserved by calling (800) 381-7670.
By Doug Shanks a Google Local Guide Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.